Farnham favourites

Mooeys

The lowdown – home from home pampering

Not often do you find a salon that makes you feel at home as soon as you walk through the door. Mooeys, specialising in waxing and nails (and doing a cracking job) does just that. The staff are so warm they feel like old friends and before you know it you’re sat back in one of the comfy armchairs, enjoying a cuppa and good natter whilst being groomed by these lovely professionals. You will not want to leave.

Don’t miss – the complimentary Tea Pigs and picking up a loyalty card

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Gail’s Bakery

The lowdown – Smells like the weekend

If you like your coffee with a side of style then look no further than Gail’s. With its minimal decor and laid back vibe Gail’s is the ideal all-rounder, whether you’re visiting for brekkie, lunch or an afternoon caffeine hit. The atmosphere is relaxed, the service full of personality and the food deliciously authentic. From the tasty savoury pastries to the (almost) too pretty to eat sweet treats – and not forgetting the homemade bread – everything in Gail’s feels ‘real’ and leaves you feeling a little bit smug.

Don’t miss – a freshly baked loaf to take home (and the to-die-for carrot cake)

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Barkers of Farnham

The lowdown – Ultimate pooch indulgence

We all need a little retail therapy, why should our four legged friends miss out on the action? Barkers is not your normal pet shop, rather a boutique pet heaven filled with accessories and treats you just won’t be able to resist. From doggy toys, beds and fashion to the natural, nutritious food and treats you’ll be spoilt for choice. The store also offers a grooming service, a puppy club and local pet-friendly recommendations. A must visit for doggy lovers.

Don’t miss – watching a bit of pooch pampering

Benefit

The lowdown – the brow masters

It’s all about the brows these days and if in doubt, head to the professionals! That’s just who you’ll find at Benefit, these ladies know their stuff. Pros in shaping, tinting and grooming you’ll be leaving with a lovely set of brows and likely a whole lot more, because their stylish products are just so hard to resist.

Don’t miss – making an appointment, these ladies are in demand!

The Wheatsheaf

The lowdown – a Sunday favourite

Offering relaxed dining and socialising, The Wheatsheaf is exactly what a gastro pub should be. The decor is rustic yet stylish and the food will have you returning again and again. The ideal spot for a weekend lunch or a family celebration the menu – full of modern dishes and fresh ingredients – will leave you with a big smile on your face.

Don’t miss – the Sunday roast washed down with a large glass of red

Caracoli

The lowdown – independent local coffee shop favourite

A bustling hideaway where you’re guaranteed to find good, wholesome food and drinks to ease into the weekend. Not only can you enjoy their homemade smoothies, sandwiches, snacks and cakes, you’ll also find a bevy of deli products from chutneys to gins to buy and take home. This place gets busy – so if you see a table, nab it!

Don’t miss – the Pigwitch (crispy bacon in toasted sourdough)

Little House of Oasis

The lowdown – retail therapy haven

The little sister of high street chain Oasis, this smaller boutique concept store carries the Oasis range but with that added personality and service which makes you feel like you’re on a personal shopping trip. Retail therapy with a local feel.

Don’t miss – giving them a follow on Instagram for inspiration and discount days

Thai Lotusland

The lowdown – Thailand minus the jet lag

Finding an authentic Thai is easier said than done but this local favourite is a winner. With the stunning decor and welcoming staff you feel as close to Thailand as you can get without shelling out for a holiday. The food is top notch and this is a great spot for date night or special occasions.

Don’t miss – booking one of their special sunken tables

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